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Check out the latest updates and in-depth stories from our staff and colleagues in the Midwest.

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Story

Treating Transportation as if the Climate Mattered

Transportation is now the leading source of climate change pollution. But you wouldn’t know it from the actions of our government.

3/3/22

Kevin Brubaker

ELPC Events

ELPC Thinks: The Current State of Great Lakes Water Levels

Check out our discussion with Dr. Drew Gronewold, Associate Professor for Environment and Sustainability at University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability.

5/9/22

Update

Chicagoland coalition calls to stop road boondoggles in regional planning

Wider roads only make transportation issues worse, we must invest in safety, equity, and sustainability.

5/3/22

Kevin Brubaker

Story

Can plants help fight air pollution near Chicago schools?

Schools near busy traffic corridors are exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution. Vegetative buffers can help protect students, teachers, and staff.

4/29/22

Susan Mudd

Howard's Blog

This Earth Month, Let’s Commit to Conservation

Earth Day is a great time for celebrating the successes and progress achieved in protecting our planet. It’s a great time, too, for focusing on what we’re doing and need to do to conserve, preserve and protect our vital natural resources.

4/25/22

Howard A. Learner

ELPC Events

ELPC Thinks: General Superintendent Arnold Randall

Watch this ELPC Thinks discussion with General Superintendent Arnold Randall of the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

4/25/22

Op-Ed

This Earth Day, Make Transformative Choices for Sustainability

New federal and state funding is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform Illinois’ key infrastructure in ways that advance solutions to climate change realities.

4/22/22

Howard A. Learner

ELPC Events

ELPC Thinks: Keep the U.P. Wild

Watch our latest ELPC Thinks on Keeping the U.P. Wild

4/20/22

Testimony

We Need Cleaner Trucks to Act On Climate

Three ELPC staff members testified in support of EPA’s proposed new, stronger standards to reduce pollution from heavy-duty vehicles including trucks.

4/18/22

Tiffany Werner

ELPC Events

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth joins ELPC Thinks

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth joined our latest ELPC Thinks

4/8/22

Story

The Whys of Community Solar

Many people can put solar panels on their rooftops. But many can’t. Community solar programs are for them.

4/7/22

MeLena Hessel

Testimony

Build on REAP Success with More Funding

Today, I testified in front of the U.S. House Of Representatives, Agriculture Committee in support of the Rural Energy for America Program. The 2023 Farm Bill is an opportunity to expand and strengthen REAP. Increased funding is needed to reach more agricultural producers and rural small businesses.

4/5/22

Andy Olsen

Story

Electric Vehicles at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show: The Future is Now

We’ve reached the tipping point on electric vehicles.

3/15/22

Robert Kelter

Testimony

Restoring Reason in Air Quality Regulations

ELPC Testifies In Support of EPA Finding that It Is “Appropriate and Necessary” to Regulate Hazardous Air Pollution from Power Plants

3/3/22

Ann Jaworski

Story

Treating Transportation as if the Climate Mattered

Transportation is now the leading source of climate change pollution. But you wouldn’t know it from the actions of our government.

3/3/22

Kevin Brubaker

Update

Chicago Needs Serious Transit Planning

Public transportation is at a crossroads, but RTA is dropping the ball on strategic planning, here’s what the region really needs for a strong, sustainable transit future

2/23/22

Kevin Brubaker

Howard's Blog

2022 is Off to a Great Start: Watch our Latest Update

It's only February and we have a lot to update you on with three big wins across the Midwest.

2/21/22

Howard A. Learner

ELPC Events

ELPC Thinks: Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL)

Congressman Mike Quigley joined us to share his vision and environmental priorities.

2/21/22

Victory

Victory! Settlement with Indiana Steel Mill will Protect Lake Michigan

ELPC & allies reach a consent decree to hold polluters accountable and protect the Great Lakes.

2/18/22

Kiana Courtney

Howard's Blog

Two Big Wins in Court for Indiana’s Environment!

Indiana is a tough place to achieve environmental progress. We're excited and proud to let you know about two big ELPC litigation victories in Indiana over the past two weeks.

2/16/22

Howard A. Learner

Update

Good News Abounds for Passenger Rail in the Midwest

From faster trains to more frequent service, the Midwest is seeing improvements in passenger rail left and right, with more to come soon!

2/6/22

Kevin Brubaker

Update

New Cleaner Car Standards: On the Road to Urgently-Needed Climate Action

The EPA's stronger emissions standards get the U.S. back on track to reduce our pollution

1/10/22

Ann Mesnikoff

Story

Wooden Reserves: Protecting Mature Forests is Essential Climate Action

To confront the climate crisis and protect biodiversity, the U.S. Forest Service must move toward a science-based approach to forest management.

12/14/21

Andy Olsen

Update

A Groundbreaking for Illinois’ Solar Market

Today’s re-opening of the Illinois Shines program will help get renewable energy back on track

12/14/21

MeLena Hessel

Howard's Blog

Watch Our 2021 Year In Review

Please take a look at our Year-End Update video to see the impact we've made to protect the Midwest's environment.

12/9/21

Howard A. Learner

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